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8.9 out of 10

Pioneer VSX523

Great Deal: $249.99

Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX523

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Overall 6
6.0

Sounds great but highly technical and not very reliable.

Clyde S., Amazon
3 March 2014
  • Summary: First of all, there is a TV default that is extremely annoying. This means that if you use a cable box like most people you need to push the sat/cbl button - but after you do this it defaults back to the TV default which necessitates you finding the remote again to once again switch it to sat/cbl in order to have sound for your regular TV programs. Now we've lost sound for the second time from the sat/cbl which changed somehow to C1 and then to A.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent!

Jeff, B&H Photo
18 February 2014
  • Excerpt: We use this at my church with a 4 zone splitter to send music from my iPod to four different areas. It's plenty powerful enough to send music throughout the hallways, offices, chapel, and gym at background music volume levels. Or, you can crank it up louder for a party. It can control your iPod with the included remote.
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Overall 10
10

Nice Clean Sound

Matt, Amazon
10 February 2014
  • Summary: My Onkyo just bit the dust. It was a 7.1 surround sound system. I could never get the great sound I wanted out of it like the 5.1 surround sound receiver I had before it. So I decided to go for a 5.1 surround sound receiver again. The sound that this receiver puts out is fantastic for the price. Every channel is clear and the surround sound quality is fantastic. It drives the sub woofer great. Crystal clear sound. I have absolutely no complaints. The set up is very easy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice receiver

WarrenC - Trinidad & Tobago, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • Summary: This is my first receiver. I have it connected to a pair of Pioneer floor standers currently. I use a Chromecast as my media source for Netflix, Hulu Plus, Plex, Google Music All Access etc. My only gripe is the composite cable requirement for the OSD. I don't usually leave the yellow rca cable connected to my tv. Other than that its a great buy for the $180 I paid.
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Overall 8
8.0

sounds good

roger p, Amazon
1 February 2014
  • Summary: First amp did not work. Amazon replaced quickly. Sound is good, would buy another one in another 10 years, My previous amp by Pioneer lasted that long. Did not like reconnecting replacement amp. This is Class D instead of Class AB. New play toy for Christmas.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's a good receiver

twomemos, Amazon
24 January 2014
  • Summary: IT's a very good entry level receiver. Perfect for a small room (80 - 100 Sq Ft.
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Overall 10
10

pioneer receiver

Elvis P. "Song bird", Amazon
3 January 2014
  • Summary: Great receiver! Hard time getting reception in our basement but very rarely use it for the radio.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice entry level receiver.

john romano, Amazon
1 January 2014
  • Summary: Dose as advertised. Great for movies, CDs and all around stereo enjoyment. EZ to set up and use. Nice buy!
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Overall 6
6.0

There is no usb cable

Thottiam P Ravichandran, Amazon
1 January 2014
  • Summary: I thought it is connect and go but it needs some more items to connect and go that is disappointment
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Overall 8
8.0

Pioneer VSX-523 A/V Receiver

cary, Amazon
16 December 2013
  • Summary: The surround receiver sounds great and has all the features I need. Would have given it 5 stars but the set up instruction were lacking and made set up more difficult than it needed to be.
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